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changed. and our competitors are vying to provide more supportive environments for innovators, inventions, and started countries. there has been a seachange in the field of opportunity back home for those foreign nationals who in increasing members are educated in the united states and who we've been forced to return to the nation of origin. so even though many of the most talented young people from around the globe still pour into the united states to obtain their masters or doctoral degrees in the s.t.e.m., now more than ever, they are not just tempted to take their education home with them and start businesses elsewhere, they are attracted by their own country and forced to our outdated immigration system. what an unwise way to compete in the global economy. our outdated immigration system hasn't adapted for the modern world. half of all masters and doctoral degrees in s.t.e.m. fields at american universities are today earned by foreign-born students who then face an uncertain expensive than unwieldy path to pursuing their dreams in the united states. our country is hemorrhaging innova
environment. the investigation isn't over, so they don't want to name names or come out with the specific charges at this point, anderson. >> can you explain why security at this club would not let people get out of the one exit that existed? >> well, anderson, we talked today -- we actually heard the very harrowing story of this 19-year-old high school student who was inside. she got crammed up against the metal barrier. someone was saving her, a man she didn't know grabbed her and was pulling her toward the door. and she said she actually saw the doors shutting in their faces. she said she saw the light at the end of the tunnel, then all of a sudden the light would shut off because the guards were shutting the door in her face. and she said they hadn't realized that there was a fire. and they did only shut it for a couple of minutes, but in those few minutes it filled with smoke so much that when the door opened again there were already bodies lying on the floor, people shouting. she said, in fact, other security guards who were inside died, anderson. >> and the reason they wouldn't let
an environment in which they succeed. this is something that only the president and congress can do. states can't do it. in our country, you have to become an american to become a citizen. we have to have a system of legal immigration. >> let's go to guns. the one bill that seems to have -- there's two bills that have some bipartisan support. one has to do with gun tracking that your colleague republican mark kirk has signed on to with new york democrat kristin gillibrand. the other has to do with universal background checks. can you envision a way of supporting the universal background checks bill? >> chuck, i'm going to wait and see on all of these bills. i think video games is a bigger problem than guns because video games affect people. but the first amendment limits what we can doing about video games. the second amendment to the constitution limits wa we can do about guns. so the details matter to me. i'm going to be skeptical of any of these proposals and examine them in light of the second amendment to the constitution. >> so reading between the lines, you're more inclined to be support
are not the people with political power. but if you have an environment in which business is hesitant to relocate headquarters in the city because of these issues, then you're going to get people's attention. that's a terrible thing to say, but that is simply the political reality. >> christie hefner, thank you so much. it's great to see you. >> always great to be here. >> reverend al, thank you as well. >> thank you. >>> still ahead, bill gates will be here on set. and coming up next, former vice president al gore joins us here in the studio. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. i obsessed about my weight my whole life. and then, weight watchers. i amazed myself. get used to it. introducing the new weight watchers 360 program. join for free
in the affordable care at. .. unfortunately that is the environment that we are living in. it was a very interesting panel especially the last one. there is nothing better than congressional staffers actually hear from people who practice medicine. you know, patients are going through their treatments. one of the things that the reality that we suffer with, unfortunately, and this is something we all have to deal with, it is just a physical reality. as he rightly pointed out, it is right now the debate about budget and people are trying to figure how to control costs and figure out savings that are scored by studios. the cbo gets a lot of bad rap from people. but i am a fan. they have a very tough job to do. they always come out and it's a very tough job that they have to do and it's hard to please everyone in a town like washington dc and they try to be the best that can. i afford a lot of respect to them. at the end of the day, that is the reality that we have to operate under. so we get a lot of ideas from utah, we have the great health care system, which is a lot of integrated health care delive
is a safety threat and it has environment concerns. the project was approved last month. so far the city is not responding to that lawsuit. >>> it's just turning over to 8:21. when it comes to the super bowl, you can bet on anything from beyonce's hair to players ending up in jail. a rundown of the more outrageous super bowl bets. >>> look outside, check out our weather. this is how we look outside, meteorologist mark tamayo will tell us about the warmer weather ahead as we get ready for super bowl sunday. >> good morning. traffic on 280 northbound. that looks pretty good getting up to highway 17. we'll tell you more about the trouble spots in the bay area. ao >>> 8:24. the city of new orleans is using the super bowl to show that it's recovering from hurricane katrina. thousands of reporters attended a super bowl media party last night. the gala included live music and performers on stilts. it was staged in a warehouse where mardi gras float floats are built. >> wonderful. the tourism and -- it just puts on a happy face for everybody. we're back, good to go, come visit us. wonderful. >>
after the inauguration, you said as obviously someone on the -- leading the environment and public works committee that you know, wow. we might really get something done. what is your hope about that particular issue? >> well, here's the situation. it is so -- it tends to get overly complicated but let me make it as simple as i can. the problem and the reason we see climate change is too much carbon pollution in the air. you have to get the carbon down because when your carbon pollution is in the air, it forces the temperatures up. the temperatures go up. the oceans are going to be too high. there will be flooding. we know what the future holds. it is awful. truly, for the planet. so here's the good news. the good news is that about -- more than 75% of the sectors that cause the problem that is the industrial sector, the transportation sector and the electrical sector, okay. that is already covered under the clean air act. so with that one change in the law, if obama picks a good person over the e.p.a. and just carries out the clean air act we can really make enormous progress. >> stepha
making sure we're stable and have a good environment to be around. it's been a long process, but definitely a learning one and a good one. >> and finally, a lot of people have talked about in women's tennis why can't the u.s. produce more competitive women's tennis players. after it the williams' sister, they's been a big gap. do you think your emergence is a sign that americans are finally producing the quality players again? >> yeah, i think it's a good sign. even after me, there's a lot of other girls that are below me that are still coming up and playing great tennis and i think it's a really good sign that i'm in top 20 now and there are a lot of girls in the top 100 trying to get that break through. and i think until venous and serena retire, we don't have anything to worry about. when they're gone and they need someone to replace, i think there will be plenty willing to step in. >> sloan stevens again congratulations and please come talk to us again when you break number ten in the world. >> of course i will. >> take care. >>> so sloan stevens is my new favorite athle
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